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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL1009: Philosophies of Art

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Basic reading:

Plato, ‘Republic, III & X’,

Beardsley, M.C. ‘Intentions and Interpretations: A Fallacy Revived’

Hume, D. ‘Of the standard of taste’,

Walton, K. ‘Fearing Fictions’,

Scruton, R. ‘Understanding Music’,

Lamarque, P. ‘Tragedy and Moral Value’,

Gaut, B. ‘The Ethical Criticism of Art’,